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Comment by Susie on February 3, 2015 at 1:34pm
My hearty is so heavy right now one of good friends lost her mother Jan 30,2015 due to cancer my emotions are do over whelmed for me right now...I'm trying to be strong for her but my heart is so heartbroken
Comment by Debbie Winans on February 3, 2015 at 1:28pm

Keleigh, how did your birthday go?  I hope you enjoyed it at least a little bit.  It's a celebration of YOU!  My Dad's birthday is coming up on the 16th this month.  Not sure what I will do.  It's been three months and I miss him every day.

 

Comment by Keleigh Kilgore on January 28, 2015 at 11:12am

Those who have experienced this... tomorrow is my first Birthday with out my mom... I am dreading the whole day and trying to so my best to plan things so I don't stay in bed all day. As much as I have told my family I just don't want it acknowledged this year, I know they will. Last year my mom was dying but well enough to have dinner with me. It was so special. She stayed out so late we got locked out of the respite home she was staying out. We laughed for weeks about how I kept her out past her curfew and got her in trouble. It was a tough birthday b/c I had just lost my daddy and he chose to celebrate the whole month (mostly b/c he had Alzheimers and couldn't remember the exact day) and he was my best friend. Mom and I knew it would be our last together... it was weird knowing that the woman who birthed me into this world was soon to leave it. This year is the first with out mom and with out mom and dad together. This sucks.... I sometimes feel like an orphan 

Comment by Sandra E. Byrd on January 21, 2015 at 8:24pm
Susie, I'm so sorry for all you are going through right now. Losing your mom hurts so much it's hard to face each day. Some people find it helps to write in a journal, even letters to their loved one. Any emotion is ok, valid,even normal at this point. I hope you are able to be with loving supportive people who give you freedom to grieve.keep writing here too. We care.
Comment by Debbie Winans on January 21, 2015 at 9:56am

So sorry for your loss Susie.   Your Mom was so young.    This is the right place to be to share your feelings with people that have gone through the same thing.  I definitely miss my Dad every day, but know he always wanted me to be happy and live my life to the fullest. 

Comment by Susie on January 21, 2015 at 8:43am
Hi my name is Susie and i lost my mom on January 10,2014 just over a week ago...she was 61yrs old...my heart is so broken right now...it doesn't feel so real...im so lost without her
Comment by Debbie Winans on January 20, 2015 at 12:25pm

I'm new to this group too.  Lost my Mom 15 years ago and my Dad almost three months ago.  I see such a pattern with guilt.  I feel a lot of that too.  My Dad had a lot of problems, was in the hospital then recommended to a nursing home rehab to get his strength back.  He never really snapped back in the nursing home like we expected.  He passed away a couple of weeks later.  I always wonder if I had brought him home and got help there if it would have been different.  How do others deal with the "what if" situations?

 

Comment by Sandra E. Byrd on January 19, 2015 at 8:45pm
Thanks Melinda. I am very sure he is in heaven with his girl as he called her. And I know we will be together someday. He was such a strong Christian and we often did faith related activities together.He called me his Godsend. He died during the night after his great grandson's birthday where he had his favorite food. It makes me happy to realize that. He was 87. Feb 8 will mark 1 year.
Comment by Melinda CANDACE Guinn on January 19, 2015 at 8:24pm
It takes time Sandra. Sometimes a very long time! Don't second guess yourself. God's time is always the right timing, Lord please heal Sandra's heart and mind, let her know her dad's in a better place now and they'll be reunited one fine day!
Comment by Sandra E. Byrd on January 18, 2015 at 10:32pm
I was at my dad's house for almost an hour early on a Saturday morning. When I went in to wake him I found him dead. No warning. I knew there was no reason to try CPR based on his looks. What if I had opened his door sooner? But I didn't so I have to believe God took him when it was the right time. It's been almost 1 year and I pray someday the events of that morning will hurt less. I miss him so much.
 

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